Tetradrachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos
After 146 B.C.
Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0870.
Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)
Obverse: Head of young Dionysos, to right with a broad fillet across the forehead and an ivy wreath in his hair.
Reverse: Nude, youthful Herakles, standing towards left, club held inverted in right hand, lion-skin hung on left arm.
Inscription in Greek around. M in field at left.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund